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Pocket, Apr 2003, 6.99, 400pp.
ISBN: 0743463749

Killkenny travels by air to the Lake Vostok research center in Antarctica. Scientists are elated over discovering new life in this isolated ecosystem more inclusive than any other found on the planet. Killkenny tests some new equipment so he sky dives, but seconds after leaving the plane, a surface to air missile destroys the transporter. Killkenny lands safely and manages to disrupt the terrorists who have taken control of the research station. Though he stops one air transport from leaving, the other escapes with the prize of what was found deep in Lake Vostok.

Killkenny informs the CIA even as he begins tracing ice ski planes and investigating a murder by a business associate in which the evidence, including DNA, proves he killed his partner and his ex wife. The CIA assigns reluctant CIA Agent Tao to come in from the cold and work with Killkenny. As the duo begins to follow the international money trail, they realize DNA and immortality is what the bottom line is all about as the murder and the stolen life forms tie together like the double helix.

TWISTED WEB is at its exhilarating best when it is a DNA espionage thriller. When the story line (near the end) turns into a macho action thriller (to include females), the plot remains exciting, but loses some of the edge that made the novel different. Still fans will receive immense pleasure from Tom Grace's adventure novel.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   North Pole

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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